Goth Summer Home, Brindleton Bay
“We just need to look in the right place.” Jacques had taken to pacing now that most of the liquor was gone. “If I had a dollar for every time I got a little slap and tickle at the drive-in and then stumbled home as the sun came up, I’d be rich. And I’m very rich.”
“There are no more drive-ins,” Mortimer replied drily.
“Then a bar or a club of some sort,” Bjorn said. “Something after-hours and full of young sims. And we have everything we need. The basement is finished. Has been since Goth’s ancestor built the house.”
“Yes, and Biffington has the recipe,” Jacques added.
“Recipe” was said with a sneer because it brought to mind women’s work. Biffington wanted to point out that it simply meant a series of instructions, but he didn’t dare disagree.
Mortimer had no such compunction. “This is insane,” he growled, “It was all well and good when this was just talking. I do care about tradition and maybe I was going through something so I ignored all the talk about ‘a man’s rightful place’ and whatever. But…but now you are all talking madness. I have kids and a mortgage and a—”
Bjorn cocked a gun he’d pulled from his pocket. “And a commitment to this club. Or have you forgotten? The Brindleton Bay Men’s Club of Knowledge and Knowing is tasked with acquiring and securing important knowledge at all costs. I haven’t invested millions of dollars and wasted years pretending to give a shit about old books for nothing. I was promised power, youth, and immortality, and I intend to get it.”
The room was so silent, Biffington could hear his own breath rattling in his chest as he fought to stay calm.
“O-of course,” Mortimer replied, keeping his voice light. He flashed Biffington a desperate look. “Of course, I remember. Let’s just put the gun down and have a civilized talk about it.”
NEXT TIME, ON THE STRAUDS:
A short holiday hiatus! I’ve been swamped with work and need to build up this next batch of chapters. I have a holiday gift planned for December 25th, and then I’ll take a break for a few weeks.
Poses & Animations
Emotional Sitting by Eclypto
Hey Girl Pose by Cassandra Grusel
Couple 09 Pose by Rinvalee
Drinking Stand Poses by Natalia-Auditore
Crazy About You Poses by Cassandra Grusel
Gun Poses by Sewer Sims
The Drug in Me is You 4 by Cassandra Grusel
Bartender Accessory by Crystaroshsonia
Bartender Pose by Crystaroshsonia
Model 3 Poses by Starry Simsie
Seated Poses 2 by Starry Simsie
Reading Letter 3 by Natalia-Auditore
Reading Letter 2 by Natalia-Auditore